Monday, December 3, 2018

TRIBE OF MENTORS Q.2 Best Under $100 Purchase

Today I am continuing my TRIBE OF MENTORS by Timothy Ferriss series. Read the first post and Q.1 about books here.

Today's question:

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last 6 months (or in recent memory)? My readers love specifics like brand and model, where you found it, etc.

Our move from the oh-so-convenient suburbs to the lawless side of a rural county has meant lots of changes, especially about our eating habits. We can no longer dash out and grab take-out for supper. No quick trips to the grocery for eggs. Because the nearest store is at least 15 minutes away, we've had to do more meal planning.

So, a few months in, we ordered stuff from Omaha Steaks. Having food in the deep-freeze is GREAT! But we really do not eat a lot of red meat. (Omaha lobster tails are excellent! Also the apple tarts. Yum!) Lucky for us, in the first Omaha shipment, there was a coupon for HelloFresh. It's a meal kit delivery program in which you choose the meals you want, and they send you the ingredients for you to cook. Check it out:

We signed up -- and we love it! It totally takes the stress out of "what are we going to eat tonight?" We subscribed to the 3 meals a week for 2 package (cost is $10 per person per meal, so $59.99 a week), and not only is everything fresh, but the recipes are inventive. We have tried things we've never tried before, like Moroccan chicken tagine. (Recently they did a series of "global eats," which we particularly enjoyed.) There are so many meal choices, and here's the best part: no waste. It's enough food for 2. We prepare it. We eat it. It's gone! And all the packaging is recyclable.

Who knows what the future holds, but for now we are happy subscribers and intend on keeping it that way. :)

What about you? What's your answer to the question?


  1. So "Hello Fresh" even delivers to that 'lawless' part of your county, umm? Your examples sound terrific. We used to receive Omaha Steaks as gifts from certain relatives, but I've never tried any of the new delivery options. I live about two blocks of a grocery & there are also about ten restaurants in that area, too. My answer, maybe a bit more than $100. but it is a change. I've subscribed to the NY Times online, but in these recent months, added the Sunday 'hold in one's hands" paper. It's been lovely on my Sunday mornings! The questions are interesting, Irene!

  2. I DID get this book from the library, and I loved browsing. I took it back, and I've pondered getting a copy (takes up a LOT of shelf space), so I might buy the Kindle edition, but that tends to be "out of sight out of mind." Sigh.

    I've thought about this answer a lot. Mine would be my haircut. Game changer to have a new look for the first time in over 20 years!


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